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As part of its overall goal of reducing NRW, SABESP decided to implement a program in hundreds of local schools throughout the São Paulo Metropolitan Area.
To significantly reduce long-term water consumption in 671 public schools through infrastructure upgrades and educational training in water conservation.
Short-term reduction in water consumption was targeted through infrastructure changes:
- Low consumption toilets
- Automatic taps
- Leak detection and repair
- Infrastructure maintenance
Long-term water savings were targeted by a water awareness and water conservation techniques training program for students and staff.
The value of the contract was US$ 9.22 million
- 10% performance-based at the end of the contract
- 90% over the duration of the project
- Water consumption decreased by 30%. The original goal was a 10% reduction, meaning the project significantly exceed its target.
- An average of 123.5 million liters of water were saved each month throughout the project
- A major shift in students' attitude occurred, from indifference to responsible awareness
- ROI was achieved within 15 months